All Kinds of News for May 09, 2018
On April 19th and 20th, 2018, Solstice families joined residents and therapists in seminar activities that revolved around the equine assisted therapy modality, Relationship Logic. This trauma-informed model challenges people to consider how they apply and accept pressure within relationships.
Every family that participated had three hours at the barn to practice Relationship Logic principles with the horses. Everyone participated in group activities aimed at examining roles and communal problem-solving, and how these affect relationships both with self and with others. Equine Specialists and therapists also facilitated individualized experiences with horses, both in ground work and in the round pen, challenging each person to experiment with her/his way of being and assertiveness progressions.
Participants were led through several exercises with their horse aimed at building internal groundedness and awareness as a way to facilitate deeper connection relationally. Throughout the two days, families also engaged in multi-family psycho-educational and psychodynamic groups to process family funtioning using the framework of Relationship Logic. Relationship Logic is a training that is pulled from Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psycho Therapy (TFEAP), which was developed by Tim and Bettina Jobe.
About Solstice West RTC
Solstice West RTC was founded in 2008 in Layton, UT. We serve females and transgender students aged 14-18 as a licensed residential treatment center focusing on complex diagnoses while using our clinicians' deep understanding of Trauma Based Therapy. As a clinically focused treatment provider, our clients receive individual, group and family therapy in conjunction with a variety of treatment modalities like Adventure Therapy and Equine Therapy program. All the different treatment modalities offered assist clients in learning new skills kinesthetically and get to their core problems quicker.